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'''Rupert Chawner Brooke''' (middle name sometimes given as "Chaucer"; 3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915The date of Brooke's death and burial under the Julian calendar that applied in Greece at the time was 10 April. The Julian calendar was 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar.) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the World War I|First World War, especially "The Soldier (poem)|The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".
Image captionPhotograph of Brooke by Sherrill Schell
Birth nameRupert Chawner Brooke
Birth date3 August 1887
Birth placeRugby, Warwickshire, England
Death date{{death date and age|1915|4|23|1887|8|3|df=y}}
Death placeAegean Sea, off the island of Skyros
Death causeSepsis
Resting placeSkyros, Greece
Resting place coordinates| residence =
NationalityBritish
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